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Hi! I'm hoping you can help me. I've been suffering for months with terrible neck pain & stiffness. It starts at the base of the neck and goes up behind both ears. I have limited movement as well. I take the following supplements/medications: Natural desiccated thyroid (hashimotos), iodoral, magnesium, selenium, vitamin c, ATP cofactors (vitamins B-2 & B-3), and most recently zinc. I also eat small amounts of liver every day. It was suspected that maybe it was the ATP cofactors, so I stopped it for awhile & greatly lowered the dose. The neck pain has never ceased. I think I've had an "Aha" moment. Every time I go tanning (yes, I know that is not the best choice), the neck pain greatly subsides to almost nothing. I used to tan alot (never had neck pain before), but lately I'm lucky to go once every 2-3 weeks. I am thinking that my neck pain is coming from a vitmine d deficiency. What are your thoughts on this? Thank you soooo much!!!

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Asked by  michellerompa77532700 on August 2, 2016

  •  michellerompa77532700 on

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    Answered by  michellerompa77532700 on

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     IAW on

    If your tanning bed, has bulbs that produce UVB rays and not just UVA rays, then yes it is probably a Vitamin D factor. Tanning beds are not really bad unless they only produce UVA rays. If they have a balance and produce that which is equivalent to or close to “sunshine”, that is a good thing. (Yes I know the government does not agree.)
    So you either have to make the time to go or take supplements or get your own sunlamp. If you want to take supplements we usually recommend 5000iu a day for an adult weighing about 150lbs. If you take the supplement and get a chance to go to the tanning bed, every once and awhile, I would not worry about doing both unless you start to go a lot.
    I would be remiss if I did not say you may want to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/.

    Answered by  IAW on